Soldiers warned against crime

Brig.-Gen. Agbemasu

Brig.-Gen. Agbemasu

A former Commander of the Support Services Brigade, Brigadier General Agbemasu (Rtd.), has admonished personnel of the Ghana Armed Force who are involved in armed robbery, “galamsey” operations and other social vices in the country to stop the practice.

He said their involvement in such criminal acts casts a slur on the hard won reputation of the Ghana Armed Forces, and dents the trust in defending the country and the citizenry.

He said this at the 2014 West African Security Service Activities (WASSA), of Support Services Brigade Group (SSBG) in Accra last Friday.

The ceremony offered an opportunity for personnel to take stock of their activities in the past, and chart the way forward.

The guests were entertained with music from the Ghana Navy Dance Band, Central Band and the Sandema Kori Youth Association.

Brig.-Gen Agbemasu urged army personnel to refrain from such temptations or be prepared to face the strong arm of the law.

He commended the Military High Command for taking pragmatic steps to deal with the bad nuts.

Brig Gen Agbemasu urged young personnel to prepare for their retirement immediately they enlist into the service to help them during their retirement.

“Make do with the little you have, and endeavour to live within your means. Retirement is the final stage of every personnel but it becomes fearful when you do not plan for it,” he said.

He commended the previous commander and the current commander, Brigadier General Musa Whajah, personnel of the (SSBG), and civilian employees for their dedication to duty and the promotion of the ideals of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).

Brig Gen Agbemasu entreated the personnel to work hard for the GAF and the country, as a whole.

“I want to entreat you to continue in the spirit of seriousness and strive for greater heights on all your courses,” he said

The Camp Commandant, Major Richard Nimako, said in 2014, the command road leading to the camp’s car park was rehabilitated.

He said there was also a planned programme for this year to expand infrastructure, including the building of a new physical training gym, among others

He commended corporate organisa-tions for their support in helping them achieve their goals.

The Greater Accra Regional Minsiter, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, commended the GAF for protecting lives and properties even at the peril of their lives.

He donated 100 bags of cement to the SSBG to help them in their construction activities.

As part of the occasion, awards were presented to army personnel, and civilian employees.

By Anita Nyarko

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